STREAM platform has been updated

The STREAM online training and good practice platform for admissions officers has been updated and is available free of charge.

The training module on recognition of refugees qualifications has been renewed. The platform now includes a section on the latest developments in recognition of foreign qualifications (login required), offering information on automatic recognition, the global recognition convention, quality assurance of recognition procedures (ESG 1.4) and digitalization. In addition the training module on recognition of refugees qualifications (login required) has been renewed.

Fast recognition

STREAM supports fast, fair and transparent recognition of foreign qualifications and periods of study. The platform is geared towards admissions officers working in Higher Education Institutions in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

It is based on the EAR-HEI manual, and provides concise training materials including many examples and exercises from daily recognition practice. Since 2015 over 800 admissions officers have registered for STREAM.

Collaborrative effort

Renewal of the STREAM platform is a collaborative effort of:

  • Nuffic (Dutch NARIC)
  • NARIC France
  • NARIC Latvia
  • NARIC Italy
  • NARIC Denmark
  • NARIC Ireland
  • NARIC Lithuania
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
  • European University Association and European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education

The STREAM platform is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.


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Nuffic publishes 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems

24 January 2019
Nuffic has published 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems in recent weeks: Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Tunisia and Venezuela.

Automatic recognition: a necessity

20 February 2018
By 2020, all countries within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) will be required to automatically recognize each other's bachelor's and master's degrees.